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A Calling at the Heart of the Humble Palm

Thousands of palm crosses are crafted each year for local Christian churches on Palm Sunday. But do you know where they come from? Every Palm Sunday, Christian congregations all over the world receive palm-leaf crosses, symbols of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and his subsequent crucifixion. The tradition is, of course, followed in Bermudas but with a special twist. At least 40 of our churches distribute to their congregations crosses made right here on the island. Crafted out of our own Bermuda palmetto, these charming cro...

Nature

Field Notes: The Bermuda Easter Lily

One of the finest flowering plants ever to be introduced to Bermuda is the Easter Lily. As its name implies, Lilium longiflorum var. eximium is a true lily. Many plants, because they have a bulbous rootstock, are classified under the general ter...

Nature

Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About Longtails

Where can you spot them? In the skies above Bermuda's coasts. Their nests can also be seen in crevices in coastal rock faces throughout the island in the breeding season.   1. Longtails are open-ocean birds that only come to land to b...

Garden

Field Notes: The Passion Flower

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the March 1954 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  There are several species of the Passion Flower which thrive in Bermuda, such as Passiflora ...

Nature

Bermuda Beasts: Green Moray Eel

The green moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris) is found in the western Atlantic from New Jersey, Bermuda, and the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil, at depths down to 40 m. Here are 8 other facts about green moray eels you probably don't already kno...

Nature

Bermuda Beasts: Warwick Lizard

Although Bermuda may be better known for its plentiful marine life and large variety of birds, the island is also home to four species of lizards. Most locals are familiar with the famed Bermuda Skink as it is endemic to Bermuda but a neighbor o...